The First Cartier Panther Jewelry Was Ordered By The Qajar Prince
Emeralds, onyx, diamonds, a brooch!” is what Jeanne Toussaint is said to have screamed after spotting a panther in the wild while on safari with Louis Cartier. By then she was already the director of Cartier Jewelry, and soon after the Big Cats started prowling the house vitrines. The Panthère can first be spotted in a Cartier wristwatch from 1914 when its signature pattern appeared in diamond and ebony. That year, a Cartier greeting card prominently featured the feline at the feet of an elegantly dressed woman.